Ukraine: NSDCU to hold session on the state language policy

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Sat May 13 15:06:22 UTC 2006

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15:14 12 May 2006

NSDCU to hold session on the state language policy

President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko has commissioned NSDCU Secretary
Anatoly Kinakh to prepare the enlarge session for discussion over the
pressing issues of the state language policy realisation as the important
component of the national security, Iryna Herashchenko, President Press
Secretary said Friday at the briefing. The target of the meeting is to
consider the situation with the regional status of the Russian language in
Luhansk, Kharkiv and Sevastopol Regional Councils. The President deeply
concerns over these parades of the sovereignties and regards these acts as
mostly practicing on local authorities, said Herashchenko.

She also has informed that the President sent corresponding letters for
some of the state officials, particularly to Prosecutor General Medvedko.
President Yushchenko urges him to take proper account of Ukraine's Justice
Ministry resolution on this matter and to assume the corresponding
measures. The letters to PM Yekhanurov and Ukraine's Foreign Minister
Tarasyuk are related to the same matter. As a reminder, Ukraine's Justice
Ministry recognized that the resolutions of Kharkiv, Luhansk and
Sevastopol Regional Councils violated the Constitution of Ukraine.

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